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“Great indoor exhibit on a cold day!”

Asheville Museum of Science
Ranked #72 of 194 things to do in Asheville
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Owner description: Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) is the premier exploratory science experience in downtown Asheville. With fully interactive exhibits, street level access, and a variety of educational programs, AMOS is a must visit for the whole family! AMOS is currently in our Soft Opening phase, as we continue to complete the rest of our exhibits. All admission prices are half off as we look towards our Grand Opening in the summer of 2017.
Reviewed 22 April 2014

It was cold and rainy (actually some snow flurries) and we needed something to do with our kids. Earth Science Museum it was and it was a great pick. The kids had a blast wandering around. They have a scavenger hunt they give for the kids to help them find things and stay engaged. It is rather small, they say it's over 3000 square feet, but that is roughly the size of good size house, so not very big. But it is only $5 per person and free for very little ones. Bought the kids a geode at the end that the staff cracked open for us right there. My kids loved it! And the staff was amazing how they went over all the minerals inside the geode for them and explained everything. Would definitely recommend it for families with younger kids (mine are 3 and 7) visiting the area. It is very hard to find as it is in the basement of the art musuem and signage is limited so possibly call ahead and ask for specific directions.

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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

This museum has so much to see and learn about. Many mineral samples to see from around the world and more than a few from North Carolina to see. There is a large jade statue located near the entrance.

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

This is a nice little museum with gems, minerals, the history of mining in Western North Carolina and a weather display/area. There is a small fee and they offer a 50% discount if you are a member of the one of the many nature centers throughout the U.S. They have a little treasure hunt for small children. Educational and fun. Located next to the Asheville Art Museum downtown.

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Reviewed 5 November 2013

I discovered this place on the internet while looking for things to do while staying outside of Asheville. Parking is good and I suggest you either use the Biltmore avenue parking garage at ALOFT hotel (5.00 dollars for the whole day but only paid 1.00 for the hour or so for the museum). There is another parking garage even closer but I didn't notice this until we started walking to the building but you get to see alot of great art shops, galleries, ect on the few blocks to go. Plus there is a Mast General Store there too!! The young lady at the front desk was very pleasant and really welcoming us for coming there. You can particiate in a "scavenger" hunt and learn as you look around. The displays are well put together and informative. They even have a little gift shop there as well. It's a fun and neat little place to go spend a hour or so in. The cost was 5.00 to get in and was well worth it.

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Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

We have a reciprocal membership and were able to visit for free. It is a lot smaller than we thought. Staff was very friendly and place was clean. It is conveniently located right downtown Asheville. We spent less than an hour there. This would be a good museum to visit if you like rocks and minerals. My favorite exhibit was the volcano display.

1  Thank Hannie44
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